Manitex International (NASDAQ: MNTX) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Manitex International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Manitex International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitex International -15.69% 2.50% 0.78%
Manitex International Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.7% of Manitex International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Manitex International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Manitex International has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International’s competitors have a beta of 1.51, suggesting that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Manitex International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitex International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Manitex International Competitors 44 291 287 8 2.41

Manitex International currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.23%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 7.50%. Given Manitex International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manitex International is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Manitex International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitex International $274.79 million $6.67 million -3.56
Manitex International Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 48.99

Manitex International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Manitex International. Manitex International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Manitex International competitors beat Manitex International on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Manitex International Company Profile

Manitex International, Inc. is a provider of engineered specialty lifting and loading products. The Company operates in three business segments: the Lifting Equipment segment, the A.S.V., LLC (ASV) segment and the Equipment Distribution segment. Through its Lifting Equipment segment, the Company designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse group of products that serve various functions and are used in a range of industries. In the ASV segment, the Company manufactures a line of compact rubber tracked and skid steer loaders. In the Equipment Distribution segment, the Company markets products used primarily for infrastructure development and commercial construction applications that include road and bridge construction, general contracting, roofing, scrap handling, and sign construction and maintenance. The Company, through its subsidiary Manitex, Inc., markets a line of boom trucks, truck cranes and sign cranes.

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